Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Image resolution, part of Print Production Essentials: Digital and Variable Data Printing.
…Let's dig a little bit deeper into the topic…of image resolution as it relates to large format output.…How do you determine the correct image resolution?…Well, one of the things you have to take into consideration…is the distance at which the output is going to be viewed.…For example, a piece that's going to be viewed at say…two to three feet, 200 pixels per inch is probably adequate.…So something like a poster on a wall that people…can get a couple of feet away from, 200's probably alright.…If they're going to be farther away, say three to…10 feet, 150 pixels per inch might be perfectly adequate.…
Farther away, 10 to 20 feet, 100 pixels per inch might be fine.…And if they're going to be really far away, think of a bill…board, 75 pixels per inch for a final size might be perfectly fine.…Now if you were raised like I was on the notion that 300 pixels…per inch is that magic number, this may be making you sort of twitch.…But keep in mind when people are far enough away…visually, 100 pixels per inch when you're 20 feet away, that's…
- What constitutes "digital printing"?
- Printing short runs
- Working with digital color and large-format output
- Using InDesign's Data Merge feature to format variable data
- Printing on ceramics, metal, and wood